Writers on the Range


Writers on the Range is opinion from the ground up.


Is the Gila pasture or wilderness?
A coalition of environmentalists pressures the Forest Service to control grazing and the Diamond Bar Ranch in the Gila Wilderness.
The Forest Service clings to an outmoded ideology
Jack Ward Thomas represents the reform-mindedness the U.S. Forest needs.
An open letter to Judge William Dwyer:
An environmentalist sends a plea to Judge William Dwyer to carefully consider the drawbacks of Option 9 in Clinton's forest plan.
Babbitt inherited a mess; his plan will make it worse
The authors argue that Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's Rangeland Reform '94 proposal will do more harm than good.
Forest Service proposals rile Arizonans
The Forest Service's plans to build a campground and trade land with developers galvanize resistance residents of Sedona and Prescott, Ariz.
Focus on the land, not the money
Grazing reforms would turn ranchers into stewards of the land.
Responses from Denver and the hinterland
Readers respond to the special issue on Denver (HCN, 5/3/93).
Cowboys ain't Indians; buffalo ain't cows
The Custom and Culture movement should take Native Americans into account.
Let Nature fill the niche
Wolves are making their way back into Yellowstone.
Can some good come out of the CAP?
The writer reflects on the costs and benefits of the Central Arizona Project.
We're in this fight together
Some grass-roots workers and Washington-based politicians are partners for the environment.
Is the Northwest ready to live within its forests?
A reporter chronicles the events in the Pacific Northwest leading up to the Forest Summit in Oregon.
How we pros covered the summit
Ed Marston reflects on his experience at the Forest Summit in Oregon.
A man and his dog, in search of grace and innocence
Book excerpt: "A Hunter's Road, a Journey with Man and Dog across the American Uplands", by Jim Fergus.
The West, according to The New York Times
Bruce Babbitt, secretary of the Interior Department, represents the face of the emerging West.
Rhymes from the range attract 8,000
Cowboy poets gather in Elko, Nevada.
Don't look for free inquiry at the West's land-grant colleges
Essay on the role of western academics in policy decisions.
Searching for the city on the peaks of Wyoming
A book excerpt from C.L. Rawlin's 'Sky's Witness' describes life as a forest tech.
The only hope for wilderness is to save all the parts
Mike Bader, executive director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, advocates preserving the Northern Rockies in its entirety as an ecosytem.
Armed ecosystem managers build roads through wildlands
An essay on Earth First! activity in the Nez Perce National Forest.
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